Thursday, July 15, 2010
LEZET-"MELD5" released through TURBINICARPUS (Ukraine)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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limited edition cd-r here:
MELD is the series of Lezet's albums [http://www.myspace.com/lezetmeld] on which he explores the possibilities of remote collaborations with avantgarde artists form all over the world.
On MELD5 Lezet and his collaborators naturally blend piano improvisations and electronic noises, desperate ambient structures and deceptively simple beats.
"I collaborate with artists in a number of ways - we take each other's released or unreleased bits and pieces and use it as timbre, or we take another one's entire song and make a reinterpretation/reconstruction/deconstruction/improvised medley of the original piece. Sometimes the track is the result of a simple idea or sequence being exchanged back and forth until it becomes a complete track".
"The first [http://www.brrecords.com/meld.htm] and the third [http://colinjohncorecords.free.fr/lezet.html] volume are a mixed bag, the second [http://www.archive.org/details/tng1043] and the fourth [http://www.archive.org/details/ca285_l] are based on freejazz/improvisation/fusion/rio, and this fifth volume seems to have taken a somewhat different turn in terms of style".
"The real strength to the entire MELD series is the spirit of collaboration itself .I consider these five volumes the greatest albums I've done so far. I've learned so much from the incredible friends I worked with and I developed and progressed with each step I took with them".
Release Date: 15 July 2010
01. Watching The Snow On Mars (Mike Martini & Lezet) 07:42
02. Horizontal (Craig Furkas & Lezet) 06:49
03. Notion To Flesh (Lezet – Not Of The Loins) (Djozr & Lezet) 10:53
04. Poet's Nocturnal Peregrination Through The Ruins Of A Deserted Subterranean Lunatic Asylum - A Nightmare Tragedy In Five Movements:
A. Hopeless Basking Unto All The Dreams of The World
B. Dissociative Paranoid Schizophernic Paraphilia
C. Mental Theater of Distorted Self Illusion
D. Invocation of Ethereal Longing Towards Absolute Nothingness
E. The Minstrelsy of Oblivion Pleads For The Spiritual Resurrection Of The Mentally Dead
(Wings Of An Angel & Lezet) 17:40
05. Din Dance Part B (Colin John Conass & Lezet) 02:41
Total Playtime: 0:45:45
About the collaborators:
1. MIKE MARTINI (USA)
I am the owner/tattoo artist of 'Square City Tattoo' here in fabulous, ice covered Chardon, OH. Home of maple syrup and snow but not much else. I was apprenticed by award winning artist Ron Antonick of Gen X Tattoos, Cleveland. I have been tattooing since 1998 and have owned my own shop since 2003. My shop was voted Best in Cleveland 2005 by Cleveland Scene magazine. http://bestof.clevescene.com/bestof/award.php?award=28360 I have been trained in Bloodborne pathogens, infection control and body modification aftercare by Dave Vidra of Health Professionals. I run a clean shop and do solid work. From mild to wild I will do it all.. I'm a dad of 2 really awesome kids: Ona and Charlie. Been with the same girl for 16 years, Sheri, who has put up with all my projects and questionable sanity. Are you still reading? I kinda think this sounds maybe a little boring so far....OK then, I am also a musician, my last band, the Alter Boys did a brief tour in support of our album. The band's lineup included J. Mann from Mushroomhead and Ryan Dunn from MTV's Jackass and Viva la Bam. Erik Mattiews from Propain, Todd Smith from Dog Fashion Disco and my bro Craig who has been known to blaze notes on the big stage with the likes of guitar wizard Paul Gilbert. You can hear more guitar and some vocals I did in my 'other' band MUDFOOT on my 'mudfoot cleveland' profile page. I also have a comedy phone prank album which has gained international noteriety by having been used by bands like Tool, Racer X, Mushroomhead, Mastodon, Sepultura and Raging Speedhorn to date. Check out my pranks at the "orignial pranksta" profile here or at www.originalpranksta.com I've acted in a few TV commercials (mostly embarrasing ones) I have also been spotted playing your favorite rum bottle pirate, Captain Morgan, getting paid to give out drinks to the beautiful people in the Cleveland area. I am so glad you didn't bail out without finishing reading this. Wow, that was really nice of you. It makes me feel like you care. I like you even more now..."
2. CRAIG FURKAS (USA)
Craig's roots lie in serious classical training with one of his earliest performances of Samuel Barber's Piano Sonata earning him the Honor Award from the Detroit Musicians League. He also has a Bachelors Degree in Music Composition from Wayne State University in Detroit , Michigan . His music has been performed all over the Los Angeles area including The El-Rey Theater, Universal Bar and Grill,The Gigue, Club Lush & The Temple Bar and Grille. His engineering and music transcribing credits include Wendy Carlos, Eddie Jobson, Glen Campbell & Michael Narada Walden. He is currently working on several multi-media projects in the Detroit area, not limited to any one genre or influence. You can check out his many CD projects at cdbaby.com/all/furkas and myspace.com/craigfurkas.
3. DJOZR (USA)
djozr (pronounced /joe-zur/) is an ambient glitch / drone project.
"Much of my music is based on the idea of capturing a fleeting moment and curling up and living in it for awhile, exploring every nook and cranny, and this track is no exception. Hopefully I got the feeling of "lezet-ness" from the original track down; every piece of music and noise on this track has its genesis in a sample from "not of the loins," slowed down, sped up, repeated at irregular intervals, and/or cut into minuscule pieces."
Band Members: G. Alan Bryce: guitars, enormous amounts of processing
Influences: silence, mathematics, overtones, just intonation;
phil niblock, steve reich, iannis xenakis, karlheinz stockhausen, gyorgy ligeti, krzysztof penderecki, john cage;
mark rothko, de es schwertberger, roger dean, abstract expressionism, mystic art;
drone music, spectral music, aleatoric music;
refrigerators, washing machines and dryers, internal combustion engines, a radio dial tuning, dust, graininess, seti;
Sounds Like transmissions from aliens, the monolith from 2001, a CD skipping, the sound a modem makes, sounds falling apart, trains braking in the distance
4. WINGS OF AN ANGEL (Israel)
I offer all my projects absolutely free of charge. This is what I strongly believe in - sharing, inspiration and creative elevation. Art = Absolute Freedom. Art has no limits and must not be restricted to any material calculations. You may download my projects at:
1. haloDim (Broken Complex Records, 2005)
2. Paragon Black (Dusted Wax Kingdom, 2007)
3. Various + Bonus
4. Ayana (Clinical Archives, 2009)
5. Screaming Silence - The Concept of Pain (Clinical Archives, 2009)
"I gotta say this... Wings, if I had to predict the future of music, I would say listen to ANY of Wings' stuff, it's so advanced and beyond what we hear in these days & times. You should put an expiration date on your music: Will be good for the next 200 years. It's really that advanced! Truth is beautiful - YOUR MUSIC IS THE TRUTH"
"Way open-minded outer space aliens who smoke too much space dust would have your beats in their atomic ghetto blasters while they ponder the possibility of other life in the universe"
"Wings of an Angel's music cannot be listened to at a glance; it needs to be giving full attention, with no skipping thru songs. That very fact, while a refreshing revitalization in todayâs hip hop world, will probably not move the casual listener. You know that âskim thru, find the hottest track and bump it in my I-podâ crowd, naw this is strictly for the purist. Wings of an Angel paints pictures on a sonic easel with musical watercolors"
5. COLIN JOHN CONASS (France)
Member of Courtaud, Larmes Magnetiques, Moukabaro, Lem Preo, The Starpocks, Love Tracy, Leo Lenzio.
He likes pink clothes........ He 's looking at the data machine............ He can't explain why....
track 4 contains bits and pieces off previous "Meld" and "Lezet" releases by collaborators named therein (protected by the respective Creative Commons licences).
Artwork by Vojislav Nedeljkovic, contains the images of giraffes made by kids from elementary school "Stevan Colovic", Arilje,Serbia